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Featured articles from the journal CHEST®, November 2022

Glenview, Illnois | November 17, 2022

Published monthly, the journal CHESTopens in new tab/window® features peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in chest medicine: Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and related disciplines. Journal topics include asthma, chest infections, COPD, critical care, diffuse lung disease, education and clinical practice, pulmonary vascular disease, sleep, thoracic oncology and the humanities

The November issueopens in new tab/window of CHEST contains 51 articles, including clinically relevant research, reviews, case series, commentary and more. Each month, the journal also offers complementary web and multimedia activitiesopens in new tab/window, including visual abstracts, to expand the reach of its most interesting, timely and relevant research.

“Included in the November issue of the journal CHEST is the latest guideline on Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapyopens in new tab/window,” says Editor-in-Chief, Peter Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “An update to the 2012 edition, the new guideline addresses 43 Patients-Interventions-Comparators-Outcomes questions related to the perioperative management of patients who are receiving long-term oral anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy and require an elective surgery or procedure.”

Also included in the current issue of CHEST:

Convalescent Plasma

Is COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma With Neutralizing Anti-SARS-CoV2 Antibodies an Efficacious Treatment for Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19? (Credit: Wesley H. Self, MD, MPH, et al. CHEST November 2022, in new tab/window).

  • COPD

Clinical Characteristics, Treatment Persistence, and Outcomes Among Patients With COPD Treated With Single- or Multiple-Inhaler Triple Therapyopens in new tab/window” finds that single-inhaler triple therapy was associated with significant reductions in health care resource use, with consequent cost savings. A visual abstract for the research can be viewed hereopens in new tab/window.

  • Education and Clinical Practice

Associated with Long COVID, “Neurovascular Dysregulation and Acute Exercise Intolerance in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndromeopens in new tab/window” finds that pyridostigmine improves aerobic capacity in ME/CFS.

  • Sleep

Looking at short-term changes, “Air Pollution and the Effectiveness of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Individuals with Sleep Apneaopens in new tab/window” demonstrated that air pollution, even at the relatively low levels, showed a measurable association with a change in objective PAP treatment effectiveness. A visual abstract for the research can be viewed hereopens in new tab/window.


Notes for editors

To view the entire November issue of CHEST journal (volume 162, issue 5), published by Elsevier, visit journal.chestnet.orgopens in new tab/window and follow @journal_CHESTopens in new tab/window on Twitter for the latest journal news.

Full text of these articles and interviews with the authors are available to credentialed journalists upon request; contact Laura DiMasi, PR and Communications Specialist, American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), at [email protected]opens in new tab/window.

About the journal CHEST®

The journal CHESTopens in new tab/window, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians®, features the best in peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in the multidisciplinary specialties of chest medicine: pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine; thoracic surgery; cardiorespiratory interactions; and related disciplines. Published since 1935, it is home to the highly regarded clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements. Access the journal CHEST online at journal.chestnet.orgopens in new tab/window.

About the American College of Chest Physicians

The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is the global leader in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases. Its mission is to champion advanced clinical practice, education, communication, and research in chest medicine. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 19,000+ members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit in new tab/window

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Laura DiMasi

PR and Communications Specialist

American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)

E-mail Laura DiMasi